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February 25, 1939

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1939;112(8):779-790. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800080099042

The University of Michigan Medical Student  WARREN R. AUSTIN Student in Class of 1940, University of Michigan Medical School ANN ARBOR, MICH.During the one hour out of twenty-four (between 5 and 6 o'clock any evening) when even medical students become human beings, if an inquiring reporter were to drop in at one of Ann Arbor's eight medical fraternity houses he would be apt to find most of its members relaxing lazily on the davenports, grouped around the piano or, more probably, overbidding a weak bridge hand. By engaging in conversation the "dummy" at the sunporch bridge game, the interviewer would probably learn the following:The student is a freshman in medical school, 21 years old but soon to celebrate his twenty-second birthday anniversary. He may or may not be helping his family in financing his schooling by outside work. He is almost sure to be unmarried, is very apt

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